Young Penguins Play ‘Games for Cats’ on an iPad

Young penguins Newsom and Jeremy play Game for Cats on an old iPad at the Aquarium of the Pacific.

Sure enough when Jeremy and Newsom noticed the iPad in the exhibit they both waddled on over. Jeremy was the first to try it out but Newsom was the one that really got into it. Stalking the virtual mouse intently he tried to pick it up repeatedly with his beak. Newsom especially seemed to like the squeak that the mouse made when he put his beak on the virtual critter. The mouse was self reinforcing for this penguin. Newsom set the penguin high score of 1600 for the game.

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via Aquarium of the PacificGizmodo

images via Aquarium of the Pacific

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